A Fascinating Profile of the Man Who Provides Perfectly Tuned Drums to Famous Percussionists

Media Bird, the storytelling production house has put together a fascinating profile of Ross Garfield, aka The Drum Doctor. Over the many years since he gave up the idea of being a drummer and turned his love of percussion into a lifelong profession as a master drum craftsman, Garfield has influenced the sound of many legendary musicians and their songs.

From Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson to Metallica, master drum craftsman and technician, Ross Garfield, is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic drum sounds. This is the story of the man behind the drums.

Jim Keltner & Ringo @ Capitol Records on the Joe Walsh blues project

Posted by Drum Doctors on Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pharrell @ Superman soundtrack session

Posted by Drum Doctors on Saturday, March 30, 2013

Keltners at the shop

Posted by Drum Doctors on Friday, June 15, 2012

David Kemper @ Capitol Studio B working on the upcoming soundtrack for the new Johnny Cash film "Walk The Line".

Posted by Drum Doctors on Thursday, April 21, 2011

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